The Origins of 15 Holiday Foods and Drinks | Mental Floss

Dec 4, 2015 ... The Origins of 15 Holiday Foods and Drinks · 1. GINGERBREAD · 2. APPLE CIDER · 3. CRANBERRY SAUCE · 4. FRUITCAKE · 5. CANDY CANES · 6. EGGNOG · 7. The Origins of 15 Holiday Foods and Drinks Every year, we wait for their arrival. We binge for six weeks, and then it’s over—back to less festive fare. But how exactly did they arrive in our holiday spreads? Here are the origins behind a few of our favorite holiday foods. It’s said that Julius Caesar and friends found the British drinking cider in 55 BCE. Europeans brought the tradition to the New World, where cider was such an important beverage that the trees Johnny Appleseed was planting were actually for cider making. In the early 20th century, the combination of improved refrigeration technology and the teetotalism movement allowed humans to drink the unfermented juice of apples, which led to Americans calling an unfiltered juice cider (the rest of the English-speaking world continued to use "cider" to mean an alcoholic beverage, though). Cranberries are harvested mid-September to mid-November, making them perfect to consume during holiday times. Marcus L. Urann first canned the berries in 1912 as a way to extend the short selling season, creating a jellied treat that acted as a sauce when warm. Fruitcakes are just cakes with candied or dried fruit, nuts, and spices. The modern version of the much-maligned dish was likely whipped up in the Middle Ages, when dried fruits and nuts were really expensive. Because of the price of ingredients and the time and effort that went into making the dessert, it's assumed December festivities were felt to be the time most worthy of the hassle.

15 Unique Holiday Foods from Around the World ***** Dec 2, 2019 ... Food is the cornerstone of the holiday season, bringing friends and family together to share memories, cultural traditions, ...

15 Unique Holiday Foods from Around the World Written by Katey Davidson, MScFN, RD, CPT on December 2, 2019 — Medically reviewed by Jillian Kubala, MS, RD Food is the cornerstone of the holiday season. It brings friends and family together to share memories, cultural traditions, and great flavors. From figgy pudding to fruit cake, many foods may bring on the holiday cheer — or a foul taste in your mouth. Depending on where you live, foods that are considered a normal part of the holiday feast to some may seem downright strange to others. Here are 15 unique holiday foods enjoyed around the world. Also known as Yule log, bûche de Noël is a sweet dessert served in France during the Christmas season. Though there are many variations, one of the most common types is made with heavy cream, cocoa powder, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract. It’s commonly decorated with icing sugar and fruit. Bûche de Noël commemorates the tradition of cutting and burning a specially selected log known as the Yule log. This pagan tradition was introduced to the Christian holiday many centuries ago. Most enjoy this dessert between Christmas Eve (December 24th) and New Year (January 1st). While most countries celebrate Christmas on December 25th, Russia is one of the few countries that celebrates this holiday on January 7th in accordance with the Orthodox Julian calendar. Colloquially known as “herring under a fur coat,” shuba is a popular dish served during the holiday season in Russia. Its main ingredients include pickled herring, hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, and grated vegetables like carrots, beets, potatoes, and onions.

Food and Beverage Holidays — National Today

Food & Beverage Holidays · National Hot Tea Month · National Oatmeal Month · National Slow Cooking Month · National Soup Month · Great American Pie Month · National ... Skip to contentView the calendar If you’re in need of an excuse to temporarily cheat on your diet, you might want to consider our lavish selection of food & beverage holidays. In fact, there are over 321 different food & beverage holidays to choose from including National Pie Day on January 23 and National Bacon Day on December 30, and every sweet, savory, and saliva-inducing treat in between. National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day National Beer Can Appreciation Day National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day National Fettuccine Alfredo Day National Peanut Butter Lover's Day National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day National Something On a Stick Day National Clams on the Half Shell Day National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day National Buttermilk Biscuit Day National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day National Strawberries and Cream Day National Blueberry Cheesecake Day National Rotisserie Chicken Day National Chocolate Macaroon Day National Chocolate Ice Cream Day International Dark 'n Stormy® Day National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day National German Chocolate Cake Day National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day National Strawberry Shortcake Day National Eat Your Vegetables Day National Stewart’s Root Beer Day National Peaches ‘N’ Cream Day National Strawberry Parfait Day National Almond Buttercrunch Day National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day National Chocolate with Almonds Day National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

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Top 10 Classic Holiday Foods | HowStuffWorks

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